Okay, so I know it seems like I have disappeared from blogger-land. But I haven't. I've just been overwhelmed with so much going on this summer and then preparing for getting kids back in school. But . . . breathe a sigh of relief . . . routine is returning to our corner of the world, and with routine comes regular quiet time for Mom to get things accomplished. Like blogging, for instance (what, you thought I was going to clean the fridge or prep a nursery? psh!). So brace yourself. Next week I'll have both big kids in school, and you will be deluged with posts of pictures and anecdotes from the summer. Mixed in with the things that are actually happening now. I might even post a picture of my ever-expanding belly and bore you with the details of poking myself several times a day and restricting carbs (*sob!*). In the meantime, enjoy this awesome picture of Max using chopsticks. I think he's pretty talented for a one-year-old.